AMD Vega 10 updates: GPU to rival NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

Owen Stevens
January 19, 2017

According to KitGuru, Gigabyte has showcased a mysterious and new Aorus-based graphic cards during the event thus, lead to the speculation that is indeed the NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti that's hiding from the plain sight. AMD Vega 10 is seen outperforming during the RRA GPU certificatin against the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which also underwent the same evaluation. Back when it was launched nearly a year ago, the Radeon Pro Duo was marketed as the ideal graphics card for both 4K gaming and professional content creation, packing 16 TFLOPs of single-precision compute performance with two Fiji GPUs. The AMD Vega 10 is based on the Next Compute Engine (NCU) design, and it will have the latest 14nm GFX9 core architecture. This card is essentially the equivalent of two Fiji-based Radeon R9 Fury Xs in CrossFire, with 4 GB of HBM per GPU. The AMD Vega 10 will be the high-end variant, while the AMD Vega 11 will be released for the mid-to-low tiered market. The GPU of AMD apparently gave more impressive performance than that of NVIDIA. Furthermore, an upcoming Vega 11 is set to come out after the Vega 10, but it caters to budget-conscious gamers. AMD is speculated to launch the entire Vega GPU line sometime near the Computex event in Taipei that will start on May 30.

Inc. has recently confirmed the release date of its most awaited graphics cards. Tech outlets and experts suggest the graphics unit could hit the shelves as soon as Q2 2017.

According to Christian Times, the new graphics card from AMD should take up a battle with the upcoming NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti.

AMD Vega 10 updates: GPU to rival NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
AMD Vega 10 updates: GPU to rival NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

While no official benchmark tests are available for the Vega 10, early previews previous year showed a first version of the new AMD GPU running Doom in 4K at 60fps with Ultra settings.

The AMD Vega 10 features two HBM2 stacks of 8 GB, giving a total of up to 16 GB of HBM2.

The latest contender, the GTX 1080 Ti, is expected to debut before the launch of the Vega 10. It is expected to go on a head-to-head clash with NVIDIA's upcoming NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti, which is expected to be released this March.

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